Breastfeeding Support and Resources

Fillmore County Public Health supports family breastfeeding goals with consultations and resources.  If you have questions about breastfeeding, call 507-765-3898 and ask to speak with staff.  We also encourage families to connect with their medical provider about lactation consultation, breastfeeding education courses, or breastfeeding support programs.  Below are some great resources for families, providers, and workplaces regarding breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding Friendly Backpacks
Fillmore County Public Health developed Breastfeeding Friendly Backpacks in partnership with Coffective, the Fillmore County Breastfeeding Coalition, Local Libraries, the Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).  To provide support for families interested in breastfeeding, public libraries in Chatfield, Harmony, Lanesboro, Mabel, Preston, Rushford, and Spring Valley have books for adults and a children’s backpack of books, dolls, nursing stuffed animals, and activities.
FCPH BF Library Backpacks

Books for Adults
  • A Loving Weaning: How to Move Forward Together by Winema Wilson Lanuoe*
  • Breastfeeding: Keep it Simple by Amy Spangler*
  • Jen’s Guide to Breastfeeding: Meet Your Breastfeeding Goals by Understanding Your Body and Your Baby by Jennifer Thomas
  • Exclusively Pumping Breast Milk by Stephanie Casemore
  • Free to Breastfeed: Voices of Black Mothers by Jeanie Logan
  • Lactivate! A User’s Guide to Breastfeeding by Jill Krause*
  • Little Black Breastfeeding Book: Maternal Experience of Breastfeeding by Jacqueline Lois
  • Melanoid Breastmilk: The First Building Blocks to a Strong Family Foundation & Community by Ariane La’Nea Randolph
  • Preparing to Breastfeed: A Pregnant Woman’s Guide by Teresa Pitman
  • Sweet Sleep: Nighttime and Naptime Strategies for the Breastfeeding Family by Diane Wiessinger
  • The Importance of Dads and Grandmas to the Breastfeeding Mother by Wendy Jones
  • The Nursing Mother’s Companion by Kathleen Huggins*
  • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding: 8th Edition by Diane Wiessinger
  • Work, Pump, Repeat by Jessica Shortall*
  • Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple by Nancy Mohrbacher
*Books available from libraries in Fillmore County.

Books for Children Aged Birth to 8 Years

  • Babies Nurse by Phoebe Fox*
  • Best Milk by Kate Carothers
  • Booby Moon: A Weaning Book for Toddlers by Yvette Reid*
  • I Will Breastfeed Anywhere: A Breastfeeding Empowerment Book by Jennifer Saleem
  • Loving Comfort: A Toddler Weaning Story by Julie Dillemuth
  • Magical Milk by Nasheeda Pollard*
  • Mama Feeds Me All the Colors: A Book of Breastfeeding by Nathalie Beauvois*
  • Mama, Who Drinks Milk Like Me? by Melissa Panter*
  • Mama’s Milk by Michael Elsohn Ross*
  • Milkology Free Coloring Book by Milkology
  • My Milk Will Go, Our Love Will Grow: A Book for Weaning by Jessica Elder*
  • My Mom is Breastfeeding by Cydney Weingart*
  • My New Baby by Rachel Fuller*
  • Noey Loves Nursing by Monica Haywood*
  • Nursies When the Sun Shines: A Little Book on Nightweaning by Katherine Havener
  • We Like to Nurse by Chia Martin
*Books available from libraries in Fillmore County.

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